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Amaranth Cereals Recalled Due to Salmonella Contamination

Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets, Inc. of Lakewood, Colorado is recalling Natural Grocers® Brand 1 Pound Organic Amaranth Cereals due to possible Salmonella contamination.

This recall was initiated when the company received notification from its supplier about the possible presence of Salmonella in a specific batch of organic amaranth.

As of the time of this recall, the company has not received any reports of illness or injury.

Recalled product distributed to Natural Grocers stores in Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri states, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

Consumers can find the exact locations of Natural Grocers stores in these states at

Recalled Product:

  • Recalled Product Packaged in a clear plastic bag, weighs 1 lb, and has a “Natural Grocers” label.
  • Currently only packages with the following package dates are recalled: 22-102, 22-103, 22-130 and 22-194. The packaging date can be found in the lower left corner of the label near the USDA organic seal.

UPC Code Description Packed by date 000080125501 Organic Amaranth 1 lb 22-102, 22 -103, 22-130 and 22-194


As of the time of posting, the company has not received any reports of illness or injury in this recall.

Consumers who may have purchased this product are advised to discontinue use immediately and discard or return the product for a credit or refund.

About Human Infection with Salmonella
Salmonella-contaminated food usually does not look, smell or taste spoiled. Anyone can get sick from salmonella infection. According to the CDC, infants, children, the elderly, and people with weakened immune systems are at higher risk for serious illness because their immune systems are weak.

Anyone who has been in contact with any of the recalled human products and develops symptoms of Salmonella infection should seek medical attention. People who are sick should tell their doctor of possible exposure to salmonella because special tests are required to diagnose salmonellosis. Symptoms of Salmonella infection can be similar to other diseases, often leading to misdiagnosis.

Symptoms of Salmonella infection may include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours of eating contaminated food. Otherwise, healthy adults will usually be sick for four to seven days. However, in some cases, the diarrhea can be so severe that the patient requires hospitalization.

The elderly, children, pregnant women, and people with weakened immune systems, such as cancer patients, are more likely to develop serious illness and serious, sometimes life-threatening conditions.

Some people became infected without getting sick or showing any symptoms. However, they may still spread the infection to others.

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